Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Movie review by Ellen MacKay, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Snappy lines, stellar performances, Capra classic.

NR 1936 115 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 10+

Great movie, restores faith in our system.

Mr Deeds is an innocent who becomes a millionaire, but never loses his sense of wonder and honesty, even as he (and we see this) is beset from all sides with offers to compromise, and become part of 'the system'. It's a wonderful innocent movie, and what he does with his money should inspire the Bezos and Gates of the world to step up!

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 5+

Great 84 year old movie!

My wonderful sister send me this movie recently and I watched it that night. How did this gem of a classic escape me previously? The performances by Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur and others was just amazing. In addition, my faith that there is a little hope for civility and generosity in human nature was boosted a bit. Ok, that's a stretch, but it's good to see a movie that's has some lessons to teach us. Just see it... You won't regret it! Oh, and Jean Arthur? She's super pretty!

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